What is it?
If a product is labelled with ‘STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® it means that it is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use.
All factors of the production of the fabric comes into question, and this includes the dye that’s used, the threads the fabric is sewn with, the lining used, any print patterns, and accessories such as tassels and buttons
History & Facts
Introduced in 1992, the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide standard by which fabrics are tested and judged free of harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
Some things that are good to know about the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
- This standard is voluntary and reviewed every year
- The criteria themselves are also reviewed every year
- All testing is done strictly in independent laboratories
- It takes chemicals that are harmful but not yet legally regulated into account (as well as legally regulated chemicals and colourants)
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances take the final use of the product into account. The more intensive the skin contact of a product and the more sensitive the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US AS A BUSINESS?
Getting certified under the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® means more transparent supplier relationships upholding a consistent standard of excellence.
Look around your home and you’ll start to notice the “FSC Certified” mark on common paper-based products--cereal boxes, cosmetics packages, paper towels and notebooks.
We’ve talked a lot about the importance of sustainability when it comes to product packaging.
Protecting nature is a big responsibility, but there are many steps that businesses can take to reduce their footprint.
FSC certified packaging is one way to become more sustainable.
A certification designated by the Forest Stewardship Council, FSC certified packaging is essentially a guarantee that all materials used come from responsible forest management.
To help increase the understanding around sustainability and how packaging can help companies reach those goals, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about FSC certification and how to implement it into our business.
What does FSC® Certified mean?
Using FSC certified packaging and FSC certified paper is a huge step for those working towards sustainability, and it has a significant impact on the planet.
As customers become more discerning about packaging and environmental impacts, FSC certification is one way that companies can appeal to customers on that end.
The Forest Stewardship Council is a nonprofit organization that creates and upholds responsible forest management principles.
With many different countries part of the council, the goal is to guarantee responsibly produced wood and paper materials for consumers.
Forest management encompasses water quality, forest cover, protecting old forest lands, and preventing hazardous chemicals from being used.
Forest management also considers the wildlife and plants in the area and takes measures for protection in order to ensure your packaging solutions are resposibly sourced and produced.
FSC Certified Packaging for our Business
Using FSC-certified paper and packing products shows a significant commitment to sustainability.
With news of climate change and rapid deforestation, supporting the FSC’s mission for responsible forest management is instrumental for businesses.
Moreover, FSC certification also greatly impacts how customers perceive your brand.
Using FSC certified paper and FSC certified packaging solutions is a method to show customers your commitment to sustainability.
When selecting materials for packaging, it’s often challenging to establish whether the materials are fully FSC-certified.
Supply chains are long and complicated, and there are many chances for non-FSC certified materials to slip in – which is why you may not see the FSC label in all materials that you use.
However, working with packaging specialists mitigates these issues since they can work with suppliers to ensure your packaging is in fact fully FSC-certified.